Replacement WW2 medals

Discussion in 'Searching for Someone & Military Genealogy' started by andy3665, Oct 28, 2018.

  1. andy3665

    andy3665 Member

    My grandfathers medals have been lost over time and I'd like to get a set of replacements. He died in 1979 and I'd like to be able to honour him during remembrance services.

    He was awarded a 1939-45 star, France and Germany Star, Defence Medal and War Medal 1939-45

    I have contacted the MOD to get a list of these but they haven't told me if its possible to replace them.
  2. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    Contact the MOD Medal Office
    You can contact the Medals Office in writing or via email.
    MOD Medal Office
    Room G36
    Innsworth House
    Imjin Barracks
    GL3 1HW
    Telephone enquiries are handled by the Joint Personnel Administration Centre (JPAC).
    Freephone (UK only): 0800 085 3600
    Telephone (from overseas): *44 141 224 3600

    They should be able to confirm what medals were issued to him - my father never applied and so his were a first issue in 2001. I guess they would also have details of reputable places to buy replacements from

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  3. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    Replace a medal
    You can only get a replacement medal from the Ministry of Defence (MOD) if it was stolen or destroyed, for example in a fire or flood. The medal must have been awarded for service after World War 1.

    You’ll need to show proof by providing a copy of either a:

    • police crime report
    • successful insurance claim listing the individual items
    You can also buy replacement medals from a licensed medal dealer.

    Apply for a veterans badge or a medal
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  4. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    As they weren't named just buy them off ebay or somewhere .
  5. Richelieu

    Richelieu Well-Known Member

    Andy, there is a matching but misdescribed group of four complete with medal bar on eBay now. Not the best of condition judging by the photos, but then again, they are over 70 years old. Auction ends Wednesday at 13:51:42 GMT.

    And just spotted a matching set of miniatures – ends at 20:02:16 GMT tonight.
    Last edited: Oct 28, 2018
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  6. Rich Payne

    Rich Payne Rivet Counter 1940 Obsessive

    That's a fairly standard set, Andy and as Owen says, they weren't named. My Dad (still) hasn't applied for his but when he decided that he'd like a set for a Normandy visit, I ordered a set through a dealer / mounter...You then receive a clean set with new ribbons mounted either 'swing-' or court-mounted, as you choose.
  7. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

    As Rich says, a standard set of WW2 medals. Should be able to pick up that group for roughly £10-15 per medal and then have them mounted for about the same again.
  8. James Harvey

    James Harvey Senior Member

    If you need them mounted contact me

    £5 per medal plus £7.50 postage

    4 medals £27.50 total price
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  9. James Harvey

    James Harvey Senior Member

    The price the medals are listed is a good price. It’s cheaper to buy originals then to buy copy medals.
    You can either leave as is or get them court mounted

    The miniatures are easy to get contact me if you need help
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  10. Ron Goldstein

    Ron Goldstein WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran

    Ron with Court Mounted Medals.JPG Andy

    Don't even think about it ..........

    Honour your Grandad and have them court mounted at a one-off cost
    (my pic shows how they will look)

    Last edited: Oct 29, 2018
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